Quick to read
Build your vocabulary
Why read it?
- It is only 80 pages long.
- It introduces common idioms and expressions in a fun and interesting way.
- Each expression is accompanied by an original hand-drawn illustration, which helps you remember the new expressions better.
- There is a glossary of the expressions at the back of the book.
- It is written in a first person narrative, which means that it feels like the author is talking directly at you.
A Different Kettle of Fish is a unique book. It is a short autobiographical novel by Michael Barton, a Physics graduate who is at the high functioning end of the autistic spectrum. Michael opens you to the life of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the confusing world of English. ASDs have problems understanding common phrases and idioms in their native language because they tend to interpret the meaning of these expressions in a very literal way. Michael uses humour and fun illustrations to talk about the confusing idioms and expressions that he finds during his trip to London.